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Update: Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant after lupus diagnosis

A version of this story discussing Selena Gomez’s lupus originally ran on Oct. 12, 2015. The story was  

6 ovarian cancer risk factors to watch for

According to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, ovarian cancer is the most fatal of all gynecologic  

Breast cancer and the power of fitness

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Aside from symptoms and side-effects of treatment, one of the biggest challenges for cancer patients and survivors is maintaining healthy levels of physical activity. Regular exercise allows the body to release endorphins,  

Ladies, protect yourself from a stroke

According to the National Stroke Association, more women die from stroke than men. In fact, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in women (compared to being the fifth leading cause of death in men). Surprised? Remember, women generally live longer than men, so they are more likely to live alone when a stroke  

A “Safer Way to Sleep” for babies

A new campaign to save babies’ lives is being embraced at hospitals across the country. The “Safer Way to Sleep” campaign gets rid of the traditional pink and blue blankets which have lined nurseries for years. “Every five days a baby dies from a sleep-related death in the state of Kentucky, which is really unfortunate,”  

Local woman conquers her lifelong addiction to cigarettes

Teresa Cecil, from Highland Heights, KY, just won the fight of her life – the battle to stop  

Now’s the perfect time to try a group fitness class

When it comes to exercise, sometimes together is better. No matter what type of workout you enjoy, there’s likely an instructor-led group fitness class you can join. You can find classes in aerobics, ballet-inspired barre fitness, indoor cycling, dance-based cardio classes, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, boot camp, conditioning and more. Working out with a group can  

6 heart-smart steps for young women

My girls hike, bike, run in 5Ks. One even enjoys “Tough Mudders.” But, like most moms, I can’t  

New procedure provides relief for acid reflux disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux disease, affects as many as one in five Americans. If the valve at the bottom of the esophagus leading to the stomach doesn’t close completely, food particles or acid from the stomach can flow back into the esophagus, leading to heartburn and/or regurgitation. But many people  

11 “must do” summer activities in Cincinnati

Summer is the perfect time to get some exercise in the great outdoors, but, unfortunately, summer is almost over! Research shows that there are mental health benefits to spending time in nature, so get out and try these activities before the kids head back to school:   FREE exercise classes in a local park Washington